Are you interested in being a Center Referee or Assistant Referee (Linesman) in the SW Zone during the 2017 outdoor season? Our communities are always looking for certified game officials each season. Please read all the information on this page before registering for a course or signing up on our Master List.
Before you can officiate a game, you must be fully certified with the Alberta Soccer Association (ASA). Certification is valid for one outdoor season & the following indoor season. Returning Referees must re-register with ASA before April 1, or a late fee will apply. Youth/District Level Referees need to attend a refresher course; Mini Referees do not. Please visit the ASA web site for details on how to become a new Referee OR how to renew certification from the previous year. ** Please Note: SWEMSA is hosting courses this year – see below for details on how to register with us. If our dates don’t work with your schedule, you can register for any course offered in the Province of Alberta.
Mini Referee Course (To referee U10 or younger) Anyone 12 years of age or older (on or before May 15) can sign up to take this course. SWEMSA is hosting this course on two convenient days – April 30, 2017 & May 6, 2017. This is a 4 hour course; the cost is $25 per participant.
Entry Level Course (To referee U12 or older + be an Assistant Referee) Anyone 14 years of age or older (on or before May 15) can sign up to take this course. SWEMSA is hosting this course May 6 & May 7, 2017. This is a two day course; cost is $140 (14 & 15 year old); $160 (16 years and older).
If our dates don’t work with your schedule, you may choose to register for any course offered in the Province.
Assistant Referee (Linesman) This course is open to anyone 11 years of age or older & provides you with the needed instruction to officiate as an Assistant Referee during a game. This course is hosted by EMSA Main. Click here to register.
Center and/or Assistant Referees must not officiate a game if a relative is a Coach/Assistant Coach/Team Manager/player on either team. If an exception must be made, both coaching teams need to be made aware & agree.
If you will be officiating a U10 – U18 game, please print a copy of the Referee Misconduct Report below to take to your game(s). If you have to complete this form, please send to the appropriate Administrator the day following the game:
U10: SWEMSA Clerical (or by fax to 780-436-3621) by 10:00 AM
U12: Mary Hilbrecht at SWEMSA (or by fax to 780-436-3621) by 10:00 AM
U14-U18: Jenna Davis at EMSA (or by fax to 780-490-1652) by 1:00 PM
SWEMSA MASTER REFEREE/ASSISTANT REFEREE LIST
To help get your name out, we have created a Master List which will be accessible by all our community Referee Assignors + our zone Referee Assignor. Once you have ASA certification, please register here. This list is verified with ASA & only those who are certified for the outdoor season will be contacted for game assignments.
U8 – U12 Community Center Referees + U14-U18 Assistant Referees (Linesmen) are assigned by our community Referee Assignors.
U14 – U18 Community Center Referees + Sting Sao Paulo Center Referees & Linesmen are assigned by our zone Referee Assignor.
HOW YOU WILL GET PAID
Community Center Referees U8 – U12 are paid by the community you are officiating for. Each community has their own payment procedure.
Community Assistant Referees U10 – U18 are paid by the community you are officiating for. Each community has their own payment procedure.
Community Center Referees U14 – U18 are paid by SWEMSA. Original GOLD game sheets + the Referee Summary Payment form need to be submitted to the SWEMSA Administration office by the last day of each month. Cheques will be issued within two weeks. All game sheets & forms must be submitted no later than July 12, 2017.
SW Sting FC Assistant Referees are paid by the Team Manager after each game.
SW Sting FC Referees U9 – U18 are paid by SWEMSA. Original GOLD game sheets + the Referee Summary Payment form need to be submitted to the SWEMSA Administration office by the last day of each month. Cheques will be issued within two weeks. All game sheets & forms must be submitted no later than August 8, 2017.
2017 RATES OF PAY FOR COMMUNITY CENTER & ASSISTANT REFEREES
U8: $20.00 per game
U10: $35.00 Centre Referee/$12.50 Assistant Referee
U12: $35.00 Centre Referee/$15.00 Assistant Referee
U14: $53.00 Centre Referee/$35.00 Assistant Referee
U16: $58.00 Centre Referee/$35.00 Assistant Referee
U18: $60.00 Centre Referee/ $35.00 Assistant Referee
2017 RATES OF PAY FOR SW STING FC CENTER & ASSISTANT REFEREES
U9-U10: $40.00 Center Referee
U11-U12: $47.00 Center Referee/$30.00 Assistant Referee
U13-U14: $53.00 Centre Referee/$35.00 Assistant Referee
U15-U16: $58.00 Centre Referee/$35.00 Assistant Referee
U17-U18: $60.00 Center Referee/$35.00 Assistant Referee
2017 SWEMSA Referee Payment Form for U14-U18 Community & U9-U18 SW Sting